2016 Events: Southwest Cascade
Packwood Mountain Festival and Fun Run Packwood, Wash. April 29-May 1, 2015 | whitepasscountrymuseum.org For three days at the end of April and beginning of May, the Packwood...
2016 Events: Lewis County
Pe Ell River Run Pe Ell to Rainbow Falls State Park Second weekend in April There’s no handbook for how to manage the Pe Ell River Run. This informal splash of an event...
2016 Events: Thurston / South Pierce County
Roy Pioneer Rodeo 8710 Higgins Greig Road, Roy June 4-5, Sept. 3-4 | royrodeo.com The Roy Pioneer Rodeo covers two weekends, June 4-5, as well as Sept. 3-4, and the outdoor...
Mount St. Helens: Welcome to Volcano Country
Walk in the Wake of Mother Nature’s Terrific Power, 35 Years After the 1980 Mount St. Helens Eruption The rapid recovery of the ecosystem surrounding Mount St. Helens...
Majestic Mount Rainier
Hike, Camp and Explore in One of the Northwest’s Greatest Treasures Lewis County is a prime gateway to one of the Northwest’s most picturesque and expansive national...
More Mountain Adventures: Ski Resort, High...
White Pass Ski Area After an expansion doubled its size, the White Pass Ski Area is a haven for people seeking the glories of powder during the winter. Late spring, summer...
Seek Out Local Trails for a Walk, Long or Short
Take a Journey on a Nearby Trail There’s no reason to stay inside when nearby trails await. Check out these hikes or explore more online at www.lewiscountytrails.org....
Arts Scene Finds Renewed Life Across Region
The budding visual and theatre arts scene in Lewis County has plenty to offer, from stage shows to movies at local landmarks, bringing families yet another entertainment...
Hit the Links for a Round of Golf
Lewis and south Thurston counties are known for their picturesque environments with hills, rivers and trees — and four golf courses in the region take advantage of that...
Take a Tour of Unique Sites
If you have a hankering to get out and take a country drive, the rural nature of our region provides the perfect opportunity. But while you’re out and about, make some time...
Tour Abundant Historic Offerings
Lewis County is home to several sites that provide a peek into what once was. Enjoy a visit to one or several of these attractions and receive a lesson into part of the...
Fun and Frivolity That’s Family Friendly
Great Wolf Lodge The Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound, which opened in March 2008, offers more than the average hotel stay. The lodge features an enormous indoor water park,...
2013 Hub City Car Show
Tower Avenue in downtown Centralia was transformed on Saturday into one of the largest gatherings of classic cars in the region during the annual Hub City Car Show. More than...
Garlic Lovers Flock to Annual Festival at...
Pungent: Chehalis Garlic Festival and Craft Show Offers Creative Uses for the Bulb The 17th annual Chehalis Garlic Fest and Craft Show brought vendors from around the region...
Old-Fashioned Farming Celebrated at 49th Annual...
History: Tractor Pulls, Threshing Grain and Swap Meet Held at Annual Event TOLEDO — Dick Roberts, a hay farmer from Napavine, started his 1953 McCormick Farmall Super M...
Chehalis Garlic Fest to Offer Wide Variety of...
Fresh: Garlic Beer, Brownies, Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt All Expected at Annual Festival More than 70 different types of garlic from seven regional growers will be available...
2013 Southwest Washington Fair: Return of the...
South Sound Bull Bash Takes Center Stage at Fair It was riders versus bulls Thursday evening at the Southwest Washington Fair’s first-ever South Sound Bull Bash. The fair...
2013 Southwest Washington Fair: Hunter Hayes...
Country Music: The 21-Year-Old Singer and Songwriter Headlines the Southwest Washington Fair When country-pop singer Hunter Hayes arrived on stage Saturday night at the...
Wolf Haven: A Midsummer’s Night
It is 5 a.m. and I am awoken in my tent by a sound that few others have, or will ever experience in their lifetime — a twenty minute serenade of 50 wolves, a dozen of which...
71st Annual Loggers’ Jubilee a Success
By Lisa Broadt / lbroadt@chronline.com Both sat on the west side of the field on Saturday, but Renee Geerards and Dick Martin saw the 71st Loggers’ Jubilee from very...